Published: Jan. 24, 2023 By

Link to Resource: Documenting Their Decisions: How Undocumented Students Enroll and Persist in College

Authors: Oded Gurantz, University of Colorado; Ann Obadan, University of Missouri. Published in Educational Researcher.

Undocumented students who became eligible for California’s state aid program enroll in college at similar rates to their peers, though are more likely to attend community college due to differences in where they apply. Yet undocumented students who attend four-year colleges are equally likely to persist and earn a degree, pushing against any evidence of “mismatch” that suggests these students are not prepared for those environments.